Medikal, a rapper from Ghana, has said that waiting at the right time will pay off at the Grammy Awards.
He thinks the time will come for Ghanaians to shine on the international stage, and that now is not the time to push things.
While he acknowledged the disappointment of not receiving a nomination this year, he emphasized that this in no way lessens the quality of Ghanaian music or artists but rather serves as a platform for preparation and improvement for the future, and he remained optimistic about the gradual building of a reputation for Ghanaian music on the international scene.
He submitted on UTV Showbiz Night, where he said that while such fame is difficult to attain, many artists are putting in long hours in preparation for their big break.
There was once a time when no Ghanaian was at the BET, but now Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, and Blacko have all etched their names into the award book, and other artists have been nominated as well, so I think the time will come when a Ghanaian wins.
“You ought to have worked tirelessly to gain such recognition, those who made the list won several BETs, filled O2 Arena, and a host of others, so people shouldn’t think Ghana missing out on the Grammy undermines our music quality; otherwise, it’s just a matter of time.”
Just like taking an exam and waiting for your score, “Stonebwoy is a hardworking artist, and it is clearly evident in his works; it is nothing nasty or hilarious for people to troll him for losing out on the nominee’s list after submitting his catalog for consideration. Perhaps it will occur next year if it doesn’t this one.